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FOX
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, including video of his arrival at sfo. >>> republican presidential candidate mitt romney, according to a survey released today, 49% back mitt romney. 45% supporting president obama. mittaccording to polls, president obama stayed even at 48% before and after last week's presidential debate. governor romney saw a bounce up to 47%. but unemployment numbers could still give the president a boost in polls. mitt romney is using foreign policy to sharpen his attack on president obama. coming up what he would do differently to restore peace to the middle east. >>> mi pueblo is being hit with a boycott today. groups are falling on mi pueblo to rescind its decision to participate in a program that checks the immigration status of workers. they joined the program after federal immigration officials launched an audit in august of the immigration status of workers. >>> business owners are dealing with a fall out of a protest. ktvu's paul chambers is live with how one leader is saying the mayor needs to do more. >> reporter: before we get oo that, police -- to that, police tell me they knew of the pro
FOX
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
more fall out over romney's comments about big bird in last week's debate. at 5:35 the new ad just released by the obama campaign and who is asking the administration to pull it. it's not romney or the republicans. >> jerry sandusky was sentenced today. he will spend at least 30 years in jail. effectively it's a life sentence. >> reporter: he arrived at the courts house clutching a folder smiling. he faced up to 400 years in jail. the 68-year-old continued to proclaim his innocence in court. speaking for about 13 minutes he insisted that he didn't do these disgusting acts. the lead prosecutor called his speech ridiculous. >> his statement today was a masterpiece ofself delusion, completely unattach from reality and without any acceptance of responsibility. >> reporter: then victim after victim claimed he is also a lier. victim number six cried telling sandusky its time for you to admit your sins. convict victim number four said screwed up my life. the judge sentenced him to a minimum of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years. the defense attorneys promptly announced plans to appeal ins
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
more aggressive and governor mitt romney did not hold back. the president said he made it easier for the women to seek the same pay as men. the governor said his massachusetts administration had a number of women if roles. >> mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> i don't look at my pension. it's in the has big as yours, so it doesn't take as long. >> the third and final debate will be held on monday in pow ca a tone -- boca raton, florida where they will talk about foreign policy. did that sway your opinion, the way they performed? let us know how you feel about it on facebook. >> somebody from cnn last night watched the debate more than once and had to count every single word uttered. president obama spoke for three minutes and 14 seconds longer than mitt romney. >> how much is the person getting paid to do that. >> wants to count the word -- who wants to count the words? i'll do it. >> gentlemen, start taking your vitamins. >> did you know that thick juicy steak and potatoes will have you stopping for gas tomorrow. >> and hit the books. why one woman is blaming the lib
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
keep focus on the benefits of the affordable health care and romney's tax care but romney attacked the president for being partisan and not doing enough to close the deficit. >> the format lent itself to one or the other candidates, he took that opportunity. he set the standard. i think the -- i didn't think the president was rusty as much as i don't think anybody talked to him like that over the last four years. >> the next debate is scheduled for october 16th in new york and the third is at the end of the month. next week the vice president candidates returns. we will take you live to washington to see what's being done to make sure romney gets more votes. >>> that brings us to tonight's hot topic. kitchen aid, responsible for the color mixers and appliances, are under fire. a wyatt was sent last night from the company's official twitter account during the debate reading obama's gna even now it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president. he described the death during a debate answer. the wyatt as since been taken down but they haven't offered any explanat
FOX
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
case of romneysic a. >> he said that governor romney thanked his opinions for many thing. mitt romney criticized the president's debate performance and overall campaign strategy at a rally in nevada. >> he misfired attacks one after another. >> reporter: romney appeared with paul ryan in henderson as early voting gets underway in nevada. one of 10 battle ground states that could sway the election. he will spend the next two weeks making a pitch to women, independents -- >> a bold statement by the president, he announced a trillion dollars in looming budget cuts will not happen. the package goes into effect in january if congress doesn't reach a budget deal. here in california, that means 2100 fewer women would be unable to receive cancer screenings. >> what is he doing? he has not yet proposed one solution that would avert sequestration. i think he owes the american people an explanation. >> the white house has not given details about how the president tends to persuade a gridlocked congress to keep the acts from falling. >> >> how will you vote on election day. take our facebook quiz
FOX
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
states voters have cast their ballots. >>> mitt romney campaigned today in iowa where he mocked president obama's campaign slogan. >> the president's campaign slogan is this. forward. but to 23 million americans struggling to find a good job these last four years feel a lot more like backward. >> romney said president obama's campaign quote, falls short of the magnitude of these times. if he is elected president he'll make policy changes that bring the economy, in his words, roaring back. find out how your political views align with the candidates. like ktvu channel 2 on facebook. >> friends and family of former senator george mcgovern gathered for his funeral. the 90-year-old died this past sunday. he served in the u.s. house and senate and ran as the democratic nominee against republican richard nixon in 1972. after leaving politics he devoted himself to issues of hunger and poverty. plans call for mcgovern to be buried in washington, d.c. >> a $2 million fine for sending out an e-mail about facebook. why it's not so much what he said but when he said it that got one worker fired. >> in
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
emergency supplies such as generatorred to the affected area. mitt romney staged his own emergency supply drop off. >> reporter: romney joined the line of workers accepting donations. he did not respond to questions from reporters. >>> we're expecting word on whether survivors from the san bruno blast can sue pg & e. the explosion killed eight people anddestroyed 38 homes. thoerpbs said yesterday -- >> more than 350 plaintiffs are involved in the massive civil case. pg & e has been trying to settle the claims. the civil ruling could open the door to a trial and larger damages determined by a jury. >>> whether you're headed to or expecting people coming from the east coast the sign says it all, cancelled. airport officials say there is a glimmer of hope. >> also, take a look at the bite a shark took out of this surfboard in north carolina. how the surfer's life may have been saved by who just happened to be on the beach at the time. this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a messa
FOX
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
than one hour, president obama and governor mitt romney will face off in colorado at the university of denver for the first of three debates before election day. it could be a pivotal night for what polls are suggesting is a very tight race for the white house. >> reporter: in many ways, the debate has taken over the university of denver campus. security is tight around the debate hall. thousands of students and faculty will take in history. >> i'm just hoping questions are answered and i can be more informed when i vote. that's what i'm looking for. >> i'm very interested in what obama and romney will say, especially about like obamacare, the health care and all that. >> reporter: the debate will take place inside maggens arena, moderated by jim leher. after mitt romney is trailing in the polls, many expect him to come out swinging. >> i think he needs to fight a little bit. obviously, he's not the kind who will play dirty, but i think step it up a little. >> i think you're going to see both sides with as much fire as they possibly have, you know. you're going to see both sides com
FOX
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
accused mitt romney of misleading voters and joked it wasn't the real mitt romney on stage with him last night. mitt romney made a surprise appearance at a meeting in denver. his sons introduced him. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started.
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
tighter. according to new polls out today, the latest polls find mitt romney drawing even with president obama in florida and virginia but in ohio the president still holds a 6 point lead over mitt romney. mitt romney's strong debate performance gave him momentum. >> don't make over reaction or under reaction based on any one poll. >> president obama and governor romney will face-off in two more debates. how will you vote? take the ktvu election quiz and find out who is best for you. "like" ktvu channel 2 news on facebook and you will find the quiz there. >>> a vehicle found burned near this field. turns out it belongs to a missing mother, how this development is helping the investigation. >> a cloudy and cool >>> an update on breaking news. we have confirmed a neighborhood has been evacuated around the 3700 block of georgia street. that is not far from penny cook elementary school. we are told that explosives had been found in a house on that block and that one person has been taken into custody. we have a news crew heading over to get new details on the story. >>> the search intensifie
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
2012 news, all eyes on denver as romney and the president get ready for their first debate on wednesday night. romney insiders say the debate is important for the republican nominee who has had a rough few weeks on the trail. two former candidates predict romney will do well. >> reporter: the clock is ticking down to wednesday's debate with president obama and romney getting ready to go head to head for the first time and supporters weighing in on who is best prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way. you could argue mitt has had a lot more recent experience obviously. also, part of it depends on who is moderating. >> through at least 20 debates in the course of the primaries and gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater. . republican said they think is he a great debater. >> reporter: romney used rob port man to act as his opponent while preparing for the debates and kerry played the role of romney's stand in. >> the president has a day job. he has been president and has not had the time to practice. all we hear about is how much romn
FOX
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney in the second presidential debate last night. ktvu's ken is here to break down what we saw last night and to look ahead to the third and final debate. >> gasia, it was clear after the first debate that governor romney won by a large margin. this time around, those polled gave it to the president. >> reporter: on the day after president obama and governor romney both hit the campaign trail, both sides claiming victory, debate watchers were mixed. >> i think mitt romney came out a little more articulate. he had a little bit more of a clear version. >> earnest resolve and social intelligence, i gotta go with obama. >> reporter: other polls showed similar results. u.s. and political science professor cory cook also gives the second debate to mr. obama. >> he called out the inaccuracy of governor romney's statements. i think governor romney, on the other hand, sort of appeared to be bullying quite a bit. >> reporter: it was a debate that focused on a number of issues. cook said romney stumbled on immigration and women. >> i think a lot of what we'll be talking about is this bind
FOX
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
get together for their spring meeting next may. >>> republican and presidential candidate mitt romney landed in new york for his debate tonight against president obama at hopstra university. today's debate will be a town hall style set up. here is president barack obama arriving at jfk international airport in new york. there he greeted supporters before driving to hopstra. the president is expected to be more aggressive at tonight's debate following what many called a poor performance during their first debate. >> a character now known as evil elmo has come into this san francisco park spewing hate. we have the story. ll need to d1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! ñçbÑ (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you do
FOX
Oct 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
arrive in the bay area. mitt romney campaigned in florida, knocking president obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you had the chance to hear his answers or his non-answers. [ laughter ] >> now, of course, we are hearing his excuses and january we will watch him leave the white house. >> mitt romney had to fight off a supporter who was attempting to wipe his face. a poll shows mitt romney about even with president obama in florida. in colorado mitt romney losing ground in the swing state since the debate. a poll found the president is leading by 4 points. that is one point less than a different poll taken before the debate. 80% said they watched the debate. >>> this week the nominees for vice president will go head to head in a debate. coming up, who is expressing confidence. >>> skiera is now -- south korea korea -- 186 miles in hopes of limiting a arm's race. they announced the capability is 500 miles. the change close as gap between the south and the north. he has been developing missiles that could potentially reach a u.s. target by 2016. >>> venezuela voters flock to
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
troops killed. >>> the first debate is set for wednesday and president obama and mitt romney have been hard at work practicing. mitt romney sent 8 days getting ready for the debate. mitt romney is spending the next two days in colorado. the president is in nevada. he stopped by a campaign office before heading to his practice sessions with john kerry. there are three debates scheduled. >>> ktvu will air the debate wednesda it begins at 6:00 p.m. president obama and mitt romney will answer questions about domestic policy. ktvu channel 2 news will air after that debate. >>> yahoo's ceo has a big job tonight, she is a new mo marissa mayer delivered a ba boy last night. her tweeabouthe re't al the name marimaplto ta fe a's can clev theifi clinth , a closcall at a of th restaurant, what authorities say about the two people the car it t hbuil. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
presidential candidate mitt romney campaigned in ohio today making a promise to voters about what he will do about their taxes. >> i will not raise taxes on small business, on business, i will not raise taxes on middle income people, i won't raise taxes at all. >> mitt romney promised to avoid cuts to the military. >> president obama said america can expect him to go on the offensive in next week's debate with mitt romney. critics said the president didn't seem enthusiastic last week. the president said he was just being polite to mitt romney. >>> students at kentucky's center college are prepping for the vice presidential debate. theyhe graduated in 1909 from the college. he will now watch as vice president joe biden and republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan square off this thursday. and ktvu will carry the debate thursday night live. joe biden and paul ryan will tackle forn policy -- foreign policy issues and ktvu channel 2 news will follow the debate. >>> pizza hut is throwing out a offer. they are offering a pizza a week for 30 years or a check for $15,000 to anyone wh
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney told supporters today that paul ryan did an excellent job last night in his one and only vice presidential debate. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady, and poised, the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. [cheers and applause ] while campaigning in virginia, mitt romney gave paul ryan a great dereview after his debate with vice president joe biden and said that the vice president was on attack while ryan gave answers to important issues. >> anyone who watched that debate, i don't think there is any doubt that congressman ryan and i, governor romney and the president, we have a fundamentally different vision for america, and quite frankly, a fundamentally different value set. >> vice president biden is campaigning in ryan's home state of wisconsin, and he told the gathering of college students that the debate highlighted the clear picture of the differences between the candidates. president obama and governor romney will face off in their second debate next tuesday night held at hofstra university in new york. >>
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama camp declined to comment on the numbers. there's no word yet on how much money mitt romney raised. the deadline to report the official numbers to the federal elections commission is october 20th. >>> the moderator for this week's presidential debate is defending himself, after receiving much criticism about his performance. some faulted faulted jim -- for letting candidates go over time. he says he feels like he accomplished his goal. >>> tensions are escalating after violence in syria continues to spill over its border into turkey. turkish troops today returned fire after another mortar shell from syria landed on turkish soil in a rural area along the border. no one was hurt. but this comes after turkish forces were deployed along the border earlier this week, after a shell fired from syria killed five turkish civilians. >>> unemployment reaches a level we haven't seen in almost four years. the fuel today's numbers are adding to the political fire. >> and giants fans . >>> movado firefighters issued a shelter in placed on this afternoon after a construction crew cut through a gas
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, jaqqueline fell. >>> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are in their final hours of preparation for the first of three high stakes debates tomorrow. the president is getting ready in nevada while romney is prepping in colorado. the debate will be held at the university of denver and will focus on domestic policy. the audience will be told as usual not to respond to anything the candidates say but even without applause, observers say the pun at -- viewers will know the response. >>> you can watch the presidential debate here on channel 2 tomorrow night. our coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. it'll be followed thereafter by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. >>> lawmakers returned to washington on the ryan republican budget and other proposals to end the medicare guarantee. congress is in recess to allow house and senate members time to campaign. but minority leaders nancy pelosi said campaigning should not be a priority. >> we're here to say to the speaker and to the republican majority, let's get back to work. call us back to work. we have important work to d
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
days of campaigning. >> reporter: governor mitt romney hit the stage, in ames iowa, ready to jump on new economic numbers. >> last quarter our economy grew at just 2%. after the stimulus was passed the white house promised that the economy would now be growing at 4.3%. over twice as fast. >> reporter: romney pointed the finger at the president's policies and is using the economy to make his closing argument to voters in the battleground states. >> this is not the time to double down on "trickle-down government" policies that have failed us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment. >> reporter: the white house looked at the new numbers as a sign the country is heading in the right direction. the economy expanded at a right higher than most expert predicted. vice president biden told voters in wisconsin a romney presidency would erase all the progress the president made. >> we believe for americans to succeed the middle class has to rebuild and grow. it's the only way working class people have a way: >> reporter: the president wrapped us his campaigning at an airpo
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
latest from washington. >> reporter: president beam and mitt romney get a chance to put their policies side by side this week. wednesday's debate will focus on the policy. >> with a -- what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discsion aut what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: a new poll shows 56% of registered voters think the president will win the matchup. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who will have the best zinger, who will put the mopoints on board. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just reporter: the presiden . aying in nevada to prepare weekend and is heading to mpairadotoday. ca watchs say all thre chalrtunity forepuicr the n er to hava me- changing moment. new jers governor chris christieto cbs's bob schieffer romney is pable of that. >> the whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: but romney's running mate paul ryan downplayed the debate. >> i don't think one event will make or break the campaign. >> reporter: romney is trailing in the polls in most must-win states. tara mergener
CBS
Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney will work to make the case that the president's leadership abroad has failed. while the president will point to successes including killing osama bin laden. this is it. the final showdown with the presidency at stake. president obama and governor romney will sit down with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer for the final debate on foreign policy. one person won a ticket as a registered independent. he will be listening closely but is leaning towards the president. >> i care about what's going on in the world and how to make it a better place. >> reporter: this democrat is in boca raton for the debate. she has already decided to cast her vote for mitt romney. >> because the direction we have been in for the last four years has failed us. failed! there's no debate here. look at the record. >> reporter: the 90-minute debate will most likely start where the second one left off the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they will also debate questions about iran, ending the war in afghanistan and the u.s. economic relationship with china. po
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
high unemployment. today president obama accused mitt romney of moving to the middle deliberately forgetting about stands he took to win the nomination. the president coined a new medical term. cbs reporter tara mergener on mr. obama's diagnosis. >>> reporter: president obama headed back to the campaign trail friday to rally supporters and try to sway undecided voters in virginia. he told the crowd at george mason university his opponent has a problem with changing positions on issues. >> we have to name this condition that he is going through. [ laughter ] >> i think -- i -- i -- i think it's called romnesia. [ laughter ] >> reporter: mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are focusing on another battleground state, florida. thursday night, the two presidential candidates got a brief break from campaigning and had a little fun at each other's expense at the smith dinner in new york. >> in the spirit of sesame street the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. >> reporter: romney also took a swipe at the press. >> and i have a
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
has the most to prove tonight. >> reporter: well, mitt romney strong performance in the first debate gave his campaign a strong boost. tonight, the obama campaign is promising a more energized president. the questions now, will it be enough and how will the candidates navigate the format? an upbeat president barack obama emerged from the virginia resort where he has spent three days practicing for debate number two. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> fabulous. >> reporter: the president knows he has to deliver. most agree that mitt romney won round one and saw a boost in the polls. the republican white house hopeful arrived on long island for the debate at the university after his own intense preparations. >> i would say governor romney will win by a slight majority. but i think that's all he has 20 do right now. >> reporter: a -- he has to do right now. >> reporter: a few miles away, voters say they'll be glued to the tvs, but most have already made up their minds. >> voting for romney. >> reporter: why? >> i think he has lead the country in a better direction. >> reporter: yo
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
outdone, romney ratcheted up his campaigning in nevada. >> well, you know, he as, uhm, he has been reduced to trying to defend characters on sesame street and -- [ laughter ] >> word games of various kinds. >> reporter: and in a race this tight, both need all the face time they can get. it's one of the reasons that in just 14 days the candidates and their supporters will spend $100 million in tv ads especially since the polls are closer than ever. in ohio, the president's lead has shrunk to just 2 points. in florida, romney has the advantage by one and in virginia it's a dead heat. mark has conducted polls for three decades and says because it's so close, the candidates will likely decide their final campaign moves based on polling. >> absolutely. the key in the next few weeks is where can the candidate go where they can make the most difference and get some publicity for their visit? >> reporter: bob says that media will become increasingly important in the swing states because at this point, the tv markets are already saturated. there's no more ad space to buy. and it's probably
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
: it is an awkward position for romney. he endorsed murdoch standing beside him in august. >> this fall i'm supporting richard mourdock for senate. >> reporter: this ad will continue to broadcast. >> bad timing for governor romney and the presidential election. >> for the most part people are seeing thing through their own lens. there are not a lot of undecided voters left. in a race this close anything like this matters. >> reporter: already it has sparked a frenzy of new ads backed by democrats that pack a political pun. >> i hope you'll join me in supporting richard mourdock. >> we got to get this guy elect in the u.s. senate. >> reporter: a romney spokesman says governor romney disagrees with richard mourdock and mr. mourdock's comments do not reflect governor romney's views. we disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him. the san francisco republican chair says it is the right move by romney to stand by mourdock but not for this issue. >> i think it's absolutely fine for him to disagree with the candidate he endorses on one issue. i'm
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president obama's people are saying, hey, i have had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both sides are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prep
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
now, while the instant cbs news poll found that governor romney won by a 2-1 margin, we asked the question, why? we found it may not be based on what was said during the debate but, rather, on the nonverbal communication. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the body language started strong. friendly with the two candidates standing locked in a handshake. >> how you are saying something was often times more important than what you were saying. >> reporter: but cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says if you were to rate the candidates strictly on their nonverbal communication after that, former governor romney was the clear winner. >> he was energetic. he smiled a lot. and he seemed full of pep for the president. >> reporter: he says romney frequently looked at the president, kept his head up and appeared engaged while the president kept his eyes down cast. >> and when you combine looking down with a frown, while the other person on the other screen is smiling and looking directly at you and also attacking you at the moment, it looks like you're not liking what you're hearing. >> re
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
bounce that just catapulted mitt romney into the lead in at least one national poll. grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the president is examples here at the bill graham in a couple of hours to raise money and to rally his base and if that new national poll that you're talking about is any indication, he really does need to rally the voters because it looks like he is slipping among likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. and part of the reason why he made a huge increase in two key demographics including women. the president had an 18-point lead before the debate. now the two candidates are dead even among female voters 47 to 47%. and among voters under 30 years of age, romney has gained 10 points in the days following the first debate. now 42% of young voters say they view romne
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama and republican challenger mitt romney will speak at the annual alfred e. smith memorial dinner in new york. this event gives the candidates a chance to trade the bickering in for a little comedic relief. some expect them to poke fun at each other and themselves. it's organized by the catholic archdiocese and raises money for poor children. >>> with election day less than three weeks away now, both candidates are once again focusing on a key demographic, young voters. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee with a look on a bay area university's efforts to get students engaged. grace. >> reporter: that's right, ken. you know, the biggest criticism of young voters is that they don't care and they don't vote. but we saw a huge uptick in 2008 with the obama campaign making a point to reach out to this demographic and he won 66% of voters 18 to 29. so why should candidates care about this demographic? because there are a lot of them. 46million, way more than seniors, and it's one of the reasons that dominican university is running a new hands-on curriculum hoping to inspire. >>> technolo
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
opportunity to build on mitt romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate. the pressure is on for vice president biden to stop that momentum. >> i expect it to be a home run for biden. >> i anticipate paul ryan's going to clean up tonight. >> reporter: recent polls show likely voters expect paul ryan to have the upper hand tonight. but this supporter believes it will be closer. >> i think it will be a draw. they are both qualified, good speakers. they will relate well. >> reporter: the vp candidates will sit down at the same table to debate domestic and foreign policy issues for 90 minutes. cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman joins us tonight. we want to talk about jobs. the unemployment rate came out on friday 7.8%. how will that play tonight for both sides? >> reporter: i think for the white house, it's an opportunity to talk about progress going in the right direction. it takes some of the steam out of the argument that they haven't been under 8% this whole time. on the other hand, for paul ryan it's an opportunity to talk about the fact that even at 7.8% that'
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments including mitt romney. the republican nominee says many of the new jobs are only part time. and that's not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and with incomes that have gone down. >> reporter: the report was good news on wall street but investors remain wary. >> it's all everyone saying here we go everything is turning the corner. it's not! >> reporter: but history says the latest jobs report could play a part in the election. no president has been re- elected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> one of the hottest fashion brands in the world opened
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people saying we're going to level the playing field. >> reporter: a day after a spirited vice-presidential debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch malarkey. >> watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful -- >> yeah! >> -- who was steady and poised. >> yeah! >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the win. but friday, the white house had to defend his answer about the deadly attack in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they want more security. >> reporter: former security officials testified this week that they had asked for more manpower. >> he is doubling down on denial. we need to understand what happened. >> reporter: white house officials defended the president. >> matters of security perso
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
governor romney, who is trailing in the polls, he will be looking for a breakout moment and voters will be looking for details on his plan to lower taxes and the deficit. >> i think you will hear a great deal of specifics. you will hear the contrast because the president's reforms haven't been enough to help the economy. that's going to be the thing for me is someone who comes forward with a comprehensive cohesive plan for the economy and where america realistically fits into that. that's going to be probably what swings it. >> reporter: both candidates know that every answer and gesture counts. while fumbles can be costly. meaning what happens tonight could decide what happens on november 6. joining me now is cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman. i know you participated in a lot of these debates, coached people what would be your advice to mitt romney to give him the edge? >> reporter: it wouldn't be learn to do do zingers, people don't feel he is authentic. you can't teach people to do something that's unnatural. he has never been a mean- spirited person on the campaign, doesn't tel
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
brief appearance to rally volunteered in virginia. mitt romney was seen leaving church before cramming for the second debate. but both candidates remain behind the scenes before a town hall style debate. 80 undecided voters will ask the candidates a variety of questions and it will be moderated. >> do you think you're going to ask a different question because you're female? and i think i ask different questions because of all the things that i am. we're different. jim and i are different. we come from different backgrounds. we've had different experiences and certainly one of the differences between them and me is that i'm female and they're a male. >> professor melissa says she believes her style will shape this debate. >> she's very strong. a very strong reporter. she's a very strong woman. and i think just the fact that she's a strong woman and strong reporter has a lot of people questioning her ability to balance her role as mad ray tore. >> she's the first female moderator in 20 years for a presidential debate. she's going to be walking a fine line between moderating and
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mitt romney combined have covered nearly 10,000 miles in the past two days. and with the race neck and neck, they are going back to the number one issue to seal the deal with undecided voters, the economy. >> this election is therefore a big choice and america wants to see big changes and we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess. we have to stick with the policies that are getting us out of the mess. that's why i'm running for a second term. >> president obama has already cast his ballot. he made history in chicago this afternoon as the first sitting president to vote early. >>> it's been one year since police cleared the massive "occupy oakland" camp. the move enraged evicted protestors sparking a night of destructive riots. tonight the "occupiers" are back to mark the anniversary. a few dozen have returned to frank ogawa plaza promising to keep the protests peaceful. da lin is where protestors are gathering. now, da, police and local businesses aren't taking any chances. >> reporte
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
campaign events to travel to new jersey tomorrow to visit the damage. meanwhile mitt romney collected food donations for storm relief efforts in ohio instead of holding a rally. >>> there is no holding back here in california. there's a media blitz surrounding the state ballot measures but there are a few propositions flying under the radar. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on the ones you're not hearing much about. grace. >>> reporter: perhaps not completely forgotten but they have definitely been quiet considering the nonstop campaigning of some of the props. as we found in looking into three initiatives, there is a reason we're not hearing a lot about them. >>> reporter: >> redistricting, state tax law, and budgeting cycles are not hot button issues and they are not easy to understand. >> reporter: they're not exciting and sexy. >> no, they are not exciting. they're not sexy. >> reporter: but they are important. let's start with proposition 31. vote yes and it would change the legislature's budget cycle from one to two years. supporters say it would allow local governments more p
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
young voters at ohio state working to hang on the edge he had for weeks. but mitt romney's post-debate popularity bounce has him back in the game in the key swing state. he is spending most of the week in ohio. he told iowa voters what he thinks of the president's economic policies and added his defense of sesame street. >> took office 32 million people on food statutes. now there are 47 million people on food stamps. these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> ohio could be a make-or- break prize come november. voters there have picked the winner in each of the last 12 presidential elections. and no republican has ever won the white house without it. >>> drivers, some good news. they may still be the nation's highest gas prices but the average price of regular gas jumped less than half cent at 4.74 in san francisco, $4.68 in oakland and $4.67 in san jose. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez is in san jose where len, many are ditching gas and turning to electric cars at an astounding r
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